Jordan

October 27, 2014

The Jordanian Monarch, His Majesty King Abdullah, (pictured) reiterated Jordan’s full support to Iraqis in their endeavours to regain Iraq’s security and stability, deemed “crucial for regional security and stability” (AFP/File Archive).
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His Majesty King Abdullah and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Sunday discussed international and regional efforts exerted to confront the dangers of terrorist groups and their radical ideologies.

Abadi met with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur. (AFP/File)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with King Abdullah II in Amman Sunday.

Arab Bank Group said it had begun legal steps to appeal a US jury ruling which found it liable for financing Islamic group Hamas.
04:55 GMT

The US civil lawsuit brought against the Jordan-based bank has been described by lawyers as the first of its kind to reach trial

October 26, 2014

Algerian health authorities have mobilized medical workers, medicine and equipment to their southern border to counter the spread of Ebola. There is a dedicated isolation unit at Si Haoues Hospital of Tindouf, and thermal detection devices have been set up at border crossings and Tindouf Airport. There have been no cases of Ebola in Algeria.
14:34 GMT

How the Middle East is managing the Ebola menace

King Abdullah condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Egypt, which killed dozens of soldiers this weekend (File/AFP)
09:08 GMT

King Abdullah on Saturday offered his condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi following two terrorist attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.

October 25, 2014

passengers arriving at airports and those who show symptoms of the disease will be asked if they visited Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African countries hit hardest by the deadliest Ebola outbreak (AFP/ File Archive).
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Travellers entering Jordan from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be monitored and undergo necessary checkups at the airport, according to the Ministry of Health.

October 22, 2014

Israeli forces recently imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers entering the Al Aqsa Mosque, in order for Jewish settlers to access the site (File/AFP)
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Jordan's representative to the UN Security Council, Dina Kawar, said Israel is "determined" to provoke Palestinians by imposing restrictions on worshipers entering Islam's third most holiest site, Al Asqa Mosque.

October 21, 2014

can cover the country’s needs for around 275 years, according to Khaled Shraideh.
22:29 GMT

The Kingdom’s oil shale reserves rank fifth worldwide in terms of quantity.

King Abdullah speaks during the UN General Assembly, September 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:11 GMT

King Abdullah of Jordan said "there is no grey area" in battling terrorism and warned against IS militants creating a civil war in Islam.

October 19, 2014

Some sources claim that over 1,000 Jordanians are currently fighting alongside IS in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
14:45 GMT

Hard-line Jordanian Salafists Omar Mahdi Zeidan and Saad Hneity have joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria.

ICT experts downplayed the impact of Yahoo’s decision to close its office in Amman, but urged authorities to do more to make Jordan more attractive for international ICT companies.
12:18 GMT

They said the US Internet giant’s decision to shut down its office in Amman before the end of the year — thus terminating 80 jobs and relocating some staff — is part of Yahoo’s efforts to cut down costs in its international operations.

October 15, 2014

The Jordanian star concluded the annual event with a blend of classical and traditional songs. (Image: Macadinahhas.net)
12:04 GMT

Jordanian artist Macadi Nahhas dazzles Bahrain Music Festival days after giving birth.

October 13, 2014

The market in Amman, which is being removed to make space for a parking lot (AFP/ File Archive).
15:56 GMT

Twenty-six suspects were referred to court over their involvement in riots in downtown Amman on Saturday night

October 10, 2014

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Think 1001 Arabian nights and we bring you 10 online porn findings relating to Middle East and Muslim users. See how the the region procrastinates with porn and brace yourselves for some unexpected hard truths.

October 9, 2014

Over three million Syrians have fled their country's civil war. (AFP/File)
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The Jordanian government insists its border remains open, but humanitarian agencies say it is now closed to Syrian refugees.